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The Times OBITUARIES - August 2009
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Horace Avery Renfro
Horace Avery Renfro Sr. was born June 20, 1921 in El Segundo, CA, to Jessie Millard and Lydia May Renfro. Horace returned peacefully in his sleep to our Father in Heaven on Aug. 24, 2009.
He was the husband of Emma Renfro, father of Horace Avery Renfro Jr. (Elaine), Shelley Aunette Crane (Gary), and Emma Patricia Nye (Bret); grandfather to 12 grandchildren and great-grandfather to three great-grandchildren.
Horace loved to work in his garden and with his roses. He loved to hunt, fish for the perfect rainbow trout and spend time with his family. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and married the love of his life, Emma.
Horace served in the armed forces in World War II, serving in nine European African campaign tours and received five medals through his years of service including the Croix de Guerre, which is the highest medal awarded in France.
Horace was preceded in death by his wife, Emma; five brothers, Earl, Winfield, Carl, Frank and Robert; three sisters, Jesse, Ruth and Daisy.
He is survived by his brother Bernard, and his children.
The funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, American Falls Third Ward, 650 Pocatello Ave., American Falls. The viewing will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26, at Davis-Rose Mortuary, 170 Idaho St., American Falls, and from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. on Thursday at the church. Interment will be in Falls View Cemetery, American Falls.
Eleanor Jensen Thornley

Picture - The love of family, the love of life, and the love of music was the mantra of Eleanor Thornley.
She was born in Shelley, ID, lived her life in Aberdeen, ID, and departed this life in Pocatello, ID. She attended Utah State University and Idaho State University, graduating with a Secondary Education Degree. She was a master musician - teaching many years in the Aberdeen School District. Eleanor’s positive personality and boundless fun energy is always remembered by her students.
Early in her life, Eleanor served in the Central States Mission for the LDS Church, and continued her faithful service in the church throughout her life.
Her pride and joy is her family for which her legacy will live on forever in music, love and laughter, and incredible memories.
She is survived by her loving husband, Lowell, of 65 years. Their children include Scott (Jane) Thornley, Jan (Cliff) Wheeler, Kyle (Leni) Thornley, and Eric Thornley. Eleanor and Lowell have five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Special thanks to the staff at the Gables of Pocatello for the past year. Eleanor continued to share her love of music, playing the piano in the great room for the residents. Thank you also to Creekside Hospice of Pocatello for the support in her final days.
Graveside services were at the Aberdeen Cemetery on Friday, Aug. 14. Arrangements were made by Downard Funeral Home.

Thanks for the memories, mom! You lived life elegantly.

Terri Lee Day Hollars Tilden

Terri Lee Day Hollars Tilden left us on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009, after a valiant fight with cancer.
Terri was born in Lakeport, CA, on July 6, 1952. At the age of seven, her family moved to Great Falls, MT. Her father was in the United States Air Force, and this would be the first of many moves and changing schools, including Mississippi, Arizona and Utah.
Terri enjoyed playing tag football in high school and graduated from Dixie High School in St. George, UT, in 1970. She then moved to Washington, D.C., to work for the FBI. During this time her family had made other moves, finally settling in Idaho, and Terri eventually moved to Idaho to be closer to her family.
She worked for many years at Lamb Weston in American Falls, and Simplot in Aberdeen, making many friends along the way. She moved in with her dearest friend, Ina Smith, Aberdeen, who she called “Auntie Iner”, and Ina was like a second mother to her.
Terri loved animals and mourned the loss of her beloved dog, Max. Her dog, Miss Rowdy, and a kitten, Moki Loki, will be loved and cared for by Ina.
Terri was a quiet and private person and will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
She is survived by her parents, Bean and Jean Day; a sister, Vicky (Israel) Aguirre; two stepbrothers, Michael (Sally) Day and Jeff (Laurie) Day. She also leaves aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and countless friends.
Per Terri’s request, there will be no service. Condolences can be e-mailed to

Leland Becker

Leland Becker passed away at his home July 26, 2009. Leland was born in Aberdeen to Waldo and Beatrice Becker on Oct. 5, 1937. For a time the family lived with Waldo’s parents. Later the family moved to the home now owned by Leland’s brother and wife Frank and Nioma Becker. Leland attended Aberdeen schools.
He worked at Simplot Processing Plant in Aberdeen until ill health forced an early retirement. Leland was a faithful member of First Mennonite Church. For years his Sunday ritual was to attend the church services and then enjoy a fried chicken dinner at his Aunt Ella’s home. Coffee and football finished the day.
Preceding Leland in death are his parents, a stepmom Nora, his special Aunt Ella, and other aunts and uncles.
He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Frank and Nioma, a step-brother, Ray, and his children, Tom, Judy, Annette, and numerous cousins.
Leland’s walk here on earth with the Lord is now continuing in his Heavenly Home.

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